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Tooting’s Spice Village has been nominated by local MP, Sadiq Khan, to take part in the prestigious Tiffin Cup competition after residents chose it as their favourite South Asian Restaurant in Tooting. 

Two thirds of residents who contacted the Tooting MP to nominate their favourite South Asian restaurant chose Spice Village, on Upper Tooting Road, which will now be judged alongside other constituencies’ nominations for a chance to win the Regional Finals and then the Tiffin Cup itself. The finals will be judged in Westminster.  

Sadiq Khan, MP for Tooting, said: “I am delighted that the nomination for Spice Village has been accepted and will take part in this year’s Tiffin Cup. This is such a prestigious competition and I look forward to welcoming Spice Village to the House of Commons”.

Sadiq Khan MP presenting last year's award

Spice Village nominated as Tooting’s best South Asian Restaurant

Tooting’s Spice Village has been nominated by local MP, Sadiq Khan, to take part in the prestigious Tiffin Cup competition after residents chose it as their favourite South Asian Restaurant... Read more

A persistent flood outside two schools in Fuzedown has finally been resolved after local MP, Sadiq Khan, intervened. 

For almost 20 years, students at Graveney School and Furzedown primary have walked past the flood which pours almost continually from a manhole cover next to the school. In the summer months, the water attracts large a number of insects and in the winter the flood often freezes over, making the journey to school treacherous.

A student at Furzedown primary school, Iris Arvanitakis, said “in the winter I slip over on the ice and in the summer the water smells so I am really pleased it has now been repaired”.

Before the intervention of Sadiq Khan MP

 

 

Years of flooding outside local schools finally tackled after intervention by local MP

A persistent flood outside two schools in Fuzedown has finally been resolved after local MP, Sadiq Khan, intervened.  For almost 20 years, students at Graveney School and Furzedown primary have... Read more

Government proposals to cut pharmacy funding by almost £170 million will hit at the heart of community health provision, will not improve primary care outcomes and will put additional strain on the NHS, according to Sadiq Khan, MP for Tooting. 

Sadiq Khan said: “Many of my constituents rely on their local pharmacy on a daily basis. They are more than a place to get medicine, they are an essential part of the fabric of our community and the only place where residents can receive face-to-face professional healthcare advice without an appointment. 

I share the concerns of over 600 constituents who have contacted me, that these cuts will almost inevitably force pharmacies to reduce staffing levels, resulting in more people visiting GPs and hospital A and E departments, putting further pressure on an already strained NHS.” 

There are approximately 11,600 pharmacies in England. According to Pharmacy Voice, approximately 450 million individual visits are made each year dispensing around 1 billion prescriptions. The proposed cuts will equate to approximately £14,000 a year per pharmacy. There are approximately 20 independent pharmacies in Tooting, which could be impacted by these cuts. 

Sadiq Khan said: “I have written to the Health Secretary to urge him to ensure these policies have patient outcome at the heart and to ask that these policies are not rushed through, causing irreversible consequences for local pharmacies and the patients they serve.”

 “I will continue to do all I can to oppose the scale of these cuts to ensure that my constituents who need medicine dispensed, moderate medical attention or health advice, have access to these invaluable community services provided by pharmacies across Tooting”.

Sadiq Khan MP opposes budget cuts of £170m for local pharmacies

Government proposals to cut pharmacy funding by almost £170 million will hit at the heart of community health provision, will not improve primary care outcomes and will put additional strain...

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